Yonkers, NY Real Estate News

By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
Yonkers is the largest city in Westchester County with a population hovering near 200,000. It borders the Bronx to the south, Mt Vernon and Bronxville to the east, and Hastings and Scarsdale to the north. It has some fantastic Hudson waterfront all along the western border. It is also the former home of my parents, who both lived on McLean Avenue when they were dating in the 1940s. My father graduated from Roosevelt High school on Tuckahoe Road in 1938. What does 550,000 buy in Yonkers these days? We recently had a buyer close on a 2004-built 2 family brick home on a cul de sac for $555,000. It originally went on the market in 2005 for $900,000. How times have changed. The home has separate utilities, including heat, two 3-bedroom 2 bath apartments, each with its own balcony with a stun...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Every season, Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. If you would like to suggest events for inclusion in the summer, fall or winter guides, just email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com August 15, 1-4 PM, Yonkers - Evolution Arts on the Waterfront.  Local Westchester artists exhibit at four sites, clustered together on Main Street and the Yonkers waterfront (Hudson Park North, the rental apartment complex on the river, 66 Main Street, and  The Loft Dance&Fitness and Metro 92, both at 92 Main Street), enabling visitors to view the art while enjoying the beautiful Hudson River and Palisades.  Li...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
COMMUNITY EVENT by Anthony Stokes Pereira of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty July thru August 28, 9-10 AM, Yonkers Garden Workshop at Stew Leonard's -  Stew's garden expert John Russel will talk about deer resistant plants, preventing ticks and Lyme disease and answer your questions. Many other topics will also be discussed. Free. For more information on all workshop times/dates visit website. www.stewleonards.com Every season, Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. If you would like to suggest events for inclusion in the summer, fall or winter guides, just email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randre...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
COMMUNITY EVENT This Week by Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Every season, Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. For Spring 2010, we've assembled this compilation of events, and hope you are able to make the most out of this beautiful season! If you would like to suggest events for inclusion in the summer, fall or winter guides, just email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com June 12, 10:30-11:30 AM, Yonkers - Fish Tales at Beczak.  Discover nature through books and Beczak's backyard.  "The Honeybee and the Robber" takes you along the journey of a honeybee as she pro...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
While driving up Broadway in Yonkers yesterday I spotted some deer grazing on the lawn of the Richmond Children's Center. I thought I'd stop to take a quick snapshot, when I realized that this wasn't a deer or two that wandered, it was SEVEN of them, grazing quite brazenly, in an area that is virtually miles from woods and is densely developed. I was not alone; others stopped to see this rare sight.   Yet again, Yonkers surprises me.  My parents met and married while living in Yonkers- I have deep roots there. I am working on a deal not far from the neighborhood. Yesterday was a hectic day, but this incredible sight was food for the soul in the midst of the chaos. The lady across the street at the end of the video lives right nearby and she said this was the first time she had ever seen...
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By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa
(New York Real Estate Experts)
A page is created for residents of Yonkers, NY. Post comments and ideas Events, Games, Parties, Sales, Pictures, sell or buy real estate need babysitters, trade recipes or even a car pool. So have fun.Become a Fan and Click on Suggest to a Friend! COME AND JOIN THE FAN PAGE www.Facebook.com/YonkersNewYork  
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By Jeffrey Landsman
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty)
Yonkers Homes, Best Time to Buy! Home Buyer Tax Credit, Low Interest Rates! Homes in Yonkers are more affordable then any other time in the past ten years based on the "perfect storm" of prices coming down,  low interest rates and the home buyer tax credit! Yonkers is located just north of the Bronx, spanning from the Hudson River to the Bronx River! Check out the location of our city!  Yonkers offer all types of homestyles and neighborhoods! Ranches, splits, colonials, tudors, victorians and more. Yonkers offers many diverse neighborhoods, such as Colonial Heights, Beech Hill, Crestwood,  Park Hill, Lawrence Park West , Armour Villa and Westchester Hills to name a few. To see whats available in these Yonkers neighborhoods, you can visit my site.       Dont miss the chance of a decade t...
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Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is pleased to present this compilation of winter and Holiday events throughout the Hudson Valley. From our family to yours, we wish you a healthy, safe and festive holiday season! Please call and verify dates/times of events. To suggest events for inclusion in the holiday guide, please email your event and contact information to: anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com  COMMUNITY EVENTS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY,NY - YONKERS JAN 24, 3PM Yonkers, January 24, 3 PM - Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Albert Lotto, pianist.  The concert will be held at Saunders High School, 183 Palmer Rd, just east of the Sawmill River Pkwy.  Free. www.YonkersPhilharmonic.org  Important Links Search Open Houses Home Valuator Why you should hire Me...
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By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa
(New York Real Estate Experts)
Construction of the visionary mixed-use development is well underway as workers from local construction company Yonkers Contracting transform this 81 acre site into 12 blocks of elegant shopping and dining, with 600 state of the art residences, contemporary office buildings and picturesque public spaces. Set to open in 2011, the shopping destination will feature anchor stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Whole Foods, Cinema DeLux as well as Ann Taylor Loft, the Cheesecake Factory, L.L. Bean, New York & Company and Sephora.  Read more facts about Ridge Hill here.
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
COMMUNITY EVENTS by Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty  Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is pleased to present this compilation of winter and Holiday events throughout the Hudson Valley. From our family to yours, we wish you a healthy, safe and festive holiday season! Please call and verify dates/times of events. To suggest events for inclusion in the holiday guide, please email your event and contact information to: anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com  WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY - YONKERS, DECEMBER 19TH - 20TH, 2009 Yonkers, December 19, 11-3 PM - Handmade Holiday Gifts at Beczak Environmental Education Center.  Come to Beczak's workshop and make useful and beautiful handmade holiday gifts for the lucky people on your list.  Ages 8-80....
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
COMMUNITY EVENTS by Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty  Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is pleased to present this compilation of winter and Holiday events throughout the Hudson Valley. From our family to yours, we wish you a healthy, safe and festive holiday season! Please call and verify dates/times of events. Yonkers, December 12, 11-1 PM - River Explorers: Holiday River Ornaments at Beczak.  Explore the beach to find river artifacts and create a unique holiday ornament or mobile while sipping hot cocoa by the fire.  $5 per child (adult chaperones are free).  At Beczak on the riverfront at 35 Alexander St, one block north of the Yonkers train station. (914) 377-1900 x 13. dsukup@beczak.or    Yonkers, December 12, 1 PM - Holiday C...
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COMMUNITY EVENTS by Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty  Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is pleased to present this compilation of winter and Holiday events throughout the Hudson Valley. From our family to yours, we wish you a healthy, safe and festive holiday season! Please call and verify dates/times of events. Yonkers, December 2009, 13, 2-3:45 PM -The Hudson River Museum presents Yale Strom and the Hot Pastrami Band. Yonkers, December 13, 2-3:45 PM -The Hudson River Museum presents Yale Strom and the Hot Pastrami Band.  The band will play Sephardic, Roma and Arabic tunes in a performance of Klezmer music of Central and Eastern Europe.  Violin, clarinet and vocals.  $3-$5, Members free.  511 Warburton Ave.  (914) 963-4550.  www.hr...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
COMMUNITY EVENTS by Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty  Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is pleased to present this compilation of winter and Holiday events throughout the Hudson Valley. From our family to yours, we wish you a healthy, safe and festive holiday season! Yonkers, December 5, 1&3 PM - St. Nicholas Celebration & Concert, Philipse Manor Hall. Yonkers, December 5, 1&3 PM - St. Nicholas Celebration & Concert, Philipse Manor Hall. Celebrate the Dutch way with a free musical performance by the Bronx Arts Ensemble Singers and Double Reed Band. Together, they'll deliver the Dutch holiday narrative through music. Following their performance at 1pm, St. Nicholas will arrive with treats for all in attendance! 29 Warburton Avenue, f...
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Price: $389,000 MLS #: 2934756 Street Lewis City Yonkers Zip 10703 Details Bedrooms: 3.00 Bathrooms: 2.00 Square Ft: 1,700 Lot Size: 0.100 Year Built: 1900 Prop. Type: Residential Elementary School: Yonkers Junior High School: Yonkers High School: Yonkers Subdivision: – Parking: Street Style: Town House Estimated Tax: $4,580 Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Brick Colonial on quiet residential street. Master bedroom features private balcony and cedar closet. Many updates throughout the home including marble tile. Gas Heat & Hot water. Walk up finished attic. Walkout unfinished basement with utilities, storage & laundry room. Private fenced in yard includes deck, patio, storage sheds, mature plantings and underground sprinkler system. MORE INFO CALL US TODAY : 1 800 248 1800  
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By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
It was a bizarre phone call this afternoon. The lady on the phone swore that her home had just come off the market with another broker, but I couldn't find it on the MLS. I changed statuses, spellings of the address (1st? First?), and anything else I could think of. Nothing. The home is in Yonkers, so I asked if it could be on a corner and have another address. Nope, middle of the block.  I asked who the broker was, and she didn't know. Her brother and co-owner was handling that. Then, she finally gave me the clue I needed. The broker was in Queens. After a quick check, I had my answer. The broker listed her Yonkers home on the Long Island MLS. Yonkers is not in the Long Island area. It belongs on the Westchester-Putnam MLS.  No wonder there were no calls. No wonder there were no showin...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
"Luck is when Opportunity meets Preparedness" -Branch Rickey   After one of my more difficult meetings with a seller today, I had an appointment at a Yonkers condominium that had expired previously with another broker. Not long into out interview, the lady's cell phone rang and she informed me that she was not actually the owner. Strike one. The real owner was her brother, who was on the phone just then. He asked to speak with me, and I was happy to speak with him. It is always better to speak with the principal, you know? Initially, he wondered who I was and what I was doing over there. Strike two. I can't say that I blame him. If I were in his shoes I'd want to know who is trying to list my home with my sister who doesn't own it. I told him that very same thing. I asked, now that I'd ...
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By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
Here it is in a nutshell: The new law will extend the $8,000 credit for first-time home buyers for sales contracts entered into by April 30, 2010 and closed by June 30. Further, it has been expanded to include a new $6,500 credit for owners of existing homes who are purchasing a new principal residence. An existing home owner can claim the $6,500 tax credit if they have been residing in their principal residence for five consecutive years out of the last eight. Additionally, the income eligibility limits to claim the full credit amount for both groups of home buyers have been raised to $125,000 for individuals and $225,000 for married couples.
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By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
Interest Rate will Go up possible to 7%, Mortgage Rate are being held down by federal government to help stimulate the market, the government was active in purchase of mortgage-backed-securities over the year. The goal was to control the interest rate, so home buyers can qualify for a mortgage but to end December 31, 2009 which  will extend unit march 2010.  So the private sector have to step up and provide mortgage , the government was comfortable lending 5%  but the private sector will not see that as attractive.   •·         National debt rising dramatically •·         Inflation looming down •·         Doesn't make good business sense to lend money for thirty year at five percent.   ** New York Times just this past week said this about this issue: "One of those things propping up the...
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By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa
(New York Real Estate Experts)
Mayor said he will veto the 2010 operating budget, because the severe impacton  public safety and quality of life. The budget, which would have included a 5.75% property tax increase, It would cut cities services, most notably within the city's police department, eliminating some units and posts altogether. Municipal services most adversely affected by the City Council's budget cuts fall within the police department, which had $2.2 million-or 18%-slashed from its overtime budget. The overtime cuts would impact nearly every aspect of police operations including foot posts, neighborhood patrols, traffic details, anti-crime units, anti-drug units, and security at special events. Details follow. Elimination of the precinct Anti-Crime Units - 2 sergeants and 4 police officers Elimination of ...
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